Thursday, August 6, 2009

Save the oak tree!

I love "historic" trees! I love how British tree experts have identified the 4,500 of the oldest trees in the hunting forest of Savernake.

And why is this awesome? Because Henry VIII is said to have courted Jane Seymour under one of these trees. (Click on this image to read).

This is the very exciting tree, it's kinda gross looking: (but huge!)

This reminds me of the oak tree at Hatfield, where Princess Elizabeth is said to have received the news of her accession. The original oak tree is dead, but Queen Elizabeth II planted another one in its place. I took this photo after dragging my friend around the large acres of Hatfield trying to find this damn tree (she thought I was crazy):

But it was worth it, and I was a total dork and even said out loud, "This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes." Hahaha. Yay.


  1. Thank you so much for posting this. I have searched for so long for a pic of the Hatfield tree. What does the sign in front of the tree say? Was it really hard to find?

  2. It was VERY hard to find because there are trees everywhere! The sign says,

    "This oak tree was planted by Queen Elizabeth II on 22 July 1985 on the site of the original oak tree under which her majesty Queen Elizabeth I heard of her accession to the throne."

  3. Holy moley look at that huge tree! That is so freaking awesome. Thanks for sharing!